A truly Filipina beauty. This is 23-year old Ariella Arida of Alaminos, Laguna who was declared Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2013 in last night’s pageant (which we covered) at Smart Araneta Coliseum. It was truly celebratory because Bb. Pilipinas is turning 50 golden years in 2013 and this year’s batch were all lovely!
Ariella or Ara for short is a chemistry graduate from the University of the Philippines-Los Banos. During her teeange years, she was the lead majorette for her town’s drum & lyre band and also played volleyball. She stands five feet 7 1/2 inches tall.
In our fearless forecast of pageant result, we did say she would be on the Top 8. Even if she was already on stage in her crown and scepter, we caught Arielle breaking down several times. She probably couldn’t believe she would be adjudged the fairest of them all. Congratulations!
Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2013 in a tender moment with her mom…
Arielle was the first to be called in the crucial Question and Answer portion and we think she made a good impression with her answer.Asked by judge, the PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Allan Purisima about the “life lesson that women can teach men,” she answered “sensitivity.” To paraphrase: men are more logical and straightforward, women think with their heart and that’s why women can teach men to be more sensitive.
We wish Ms. Arida good luck in Miss Universe 2013!